Help Code.org expand computer science education for high school students

 

Code.org wants your help in Idaho. Idaho is poised to adopt a policy that will expand computer science education for high school students. You can help make it a reality.

The Idaho State Board of Education has proposed a policy that recognizes computer science as foundational knowledge for the 21st century. It would allow high school students who take an advanced computer science course to count it as a math or science credit.

The State Board is taking public comments on this change, and you can help - click here to support this new policy.

States with a similar policy see higher enrollment in computer science, without a drop in advanced math enrollment.

Computer science drives innovation and jobs across our economy. By 2018, the demand for computing jobs is set to be the highest of any tech job (at over 14,000 jobs) in Idaho – a 25% increase! Besides, these jobs pay 68% more than the average wage in Idaho.

But the reason to change this policy isn’t just about jobs - we believe all students should consider studying computer science to prepare for their future.

Please let the State Board know your support!

Thank you,

Hadi Partovi
Founder, Code.org